The BEST Episodes of Jane the Virgin

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: The CW

Jane Villanueva, a religious young Latina woman, has her vow to save her virginity until her marriage shattered when a doctor mistakenly artificially inseminates her during a checkup. The biological donor is a married man, a former playboy, and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.

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Chapter Forty-Four

#1 - Chapter Forty-Four

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2016

After moving up the wedding day, Jane and Michael find all their carefully made plans thrown into chaos. To make matters worse, Jane is unhappy with her current graduate thesis, but changing it might put a wrinkle in her big day. Rafael still has feelings for Jane, but is torn about whether he should speak now or forever hold his peace. Petra has her own family drama when Anezka has a medical emergency and ends up in the hospital. Rogelio and Xo are finally coming to terms with the state of their relationship until Xo gets surprising news.

star 8.27
738 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman, Paul Sciarrotta
Chapter Eighty-One

#2 - Chapter Eighty-One

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 20, 2018

Jane discovers Rafael is keeping a secret from her. Alba’s big day finally arrives. Jane, Xo and Rogelio are ready to celebrate, but Alba has other plans. Petra and JR make a decision about their future that neither of them saw coming.

star 8.26
375 votes
Writers: Gina Lamar
Chapter One-Hundred

#3 - Chapter One-Hundred

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 31, 2019

With Jane and Rafael finally getting ready for their big day, Rafael’s desire to help Jane’s writing dream lands him in trouble. Xo and Rogelio must tell the family about their decision and not everyone takes it well. Meanwhile, Petra struggles with her emotions.

star 8.23
244 votes
Directors: Brad Silberling
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman
Chapter Twenty-Two

#4 - Chapter Twenty-Two

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2015

After having false labor, Jane insists that Xo and Rogelio go to Las Vegas to perform their show, but once they are gone the labor turns very real. Xo does everything she can to get back to help Jane, but ends up making Rogelio feel like he’s not part of the family. The truth about Michael and Rafael’s feelings for each other, and Jane, are put aside to help make Jane’s labor easier. With the good news on the birth of Jane’s baby, Alba is excited to tell her special friend. Petra learns some very important information that concerns Rafael, leaving her to decide if she should tell him.

star 8.13
581 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman, Josh Reims
Chapter Sixty-Four

#5 - Chapter Sixty-Four

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 22, 2017

Jane struggles to find the right words for Rogelio and Xo’s ceremony, when she learns about a mysterious letter that Michael wrote before their wedding. Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news that could put things on hold. Once again Rafael is upset with Luisa and asks her to leave, but Luisa has a plan of her own. Petra is skeptical about Jane’s feelings for Rafael which leads her to make a rash decision.

star 8.01
716 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman, Micah Schraft
Chapter Twelve

#6 - Chapter Twelve

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 2, 2015

Jane gets a big break in her career, but it all seems too good to be true, especially when it involves Rogelio. Rafael is stressed about Sin Rostro’s connection to the hotel and begins to fear for his family’s safety. Petra’s past is quickly catching up with her and she is disheartened when she learns the truth about someone very close to her.

star 7.94
663 votes
Directors: Gina Lamar
Writers: David S. Rosenthal
Chapter Thirteen

#7 - Chapter Thirteen

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 9, 2015

Jane and Rafael are excited to find out the sex of the baby, but a medical issue means Jane might miss her graduation. Xo notices that something is going on with her mother, Alba, but Alba is too embarrassed to talk about it. Michael thinks he has finally figured out who Sin Rostro is, but he must try to capture him before he slips away.

star 7.92
610 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Josh Reims
Chapter Seventy-Seven

#8 - Chapter Seventy-Seven

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 16, 2018

When Jane, Rogelio and Alba learn what is going on with Xo, they all try to comfort her, but Xo insists they let her live her life. Rogelio finally gets River Fields to agree to meet with him, but he learns that River has another plan in mind. Rafael is on a mission to find his sister, who may have the information he has been looking for. Jane is upset with Petra after her girls spill a secret to Mateo.

star 7.90
391 votes
Directors: Gina Lamar
Writers: Chantelle Wells, Deirdre Shaw
Chapter Forty

#9 - Chapter Forty

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 18, 2016

Jane and Xo face the outcome of the bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Michael babysits Mateo. Rafael grows upset when he witnesses Mateo do something for the first time. Rogelio lands in hot water at work. A troublemaker is after Petra.

star 7.90
693 votes
Directors: Anna Mastro
Writers: Amy Rardin, Jessica O'Toole
Chapter Ninety-Eight

#10 - Chapter Ninety-Eight

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 24, 2019

Jane is feeling great about all the book publishing prospects she has until an unexpected problem pops up. Petra and Rafael’s working relationship has been going so well that Petra makes Rafael an unexpected offer. It seems like every time Rogelio takes one step closer to his dream, a new roadblock appears.

star 7.89
222 votes
Directors: Gina Lamar
Writers: Carolina Rivera
Chapter Twenty-Three

#11 - Chapter Twenty-Three

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 12, 2015

After Jane discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Trying to help, Rogelio tweets about Mateo’s kidnapping making the Villanueva family targets of the paparazzi. Despite everything that has happened, Jane must also focus on motherhood and turns to Xo and Alba for help, leaving Rafael feeling left out. Petra is conflicted with what to do with Rafael’s remaining sperm sample.

star 7.88
811 votes
Directors: Brad Silberling
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman
Chapter Fourteen

#12 - Chapter Fourteen

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 16, 2015

Michael is convinced that Rafael is helping to hide his father, and puts the thought into Jane’s head as well, making her grow suspicious of Rafael’s recent actions. Elsewhere, Jane forces Xo and Rogelio to reveal how they really feel about each other, but neither is prepared for what the other has to say. Petra finds a new way to torture Rafael that even he could not have imagined. Jane’s friends want to throw her a baby shower, but it brings up some serious questions about her and Rafael’s future.

star 7.87
557 votes
Directors: Brad Silberling
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta
Chapter Fifty-Four

#13 - Chapter Fifty-Four

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 6, 2017

Jane recreates her first date with Michael in an attempt to relieve their mounting stress. Rogelio throws a tantrum on the red carpet, and it goes viral. Rafael strives hard set a good example. Bruce’s daughter lands in trouble.

star 7.87
898 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman, Micah Schraft
Chapter Ten

#14 - Chapter Ten

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 19, 2015

As a hurricane rips through Miami, Jane is forced to stay at the Marbella, but the storm soon becomes the least of her concerns. When Rogelio hears about Alba’s condition, he rushes to Xo’s side at the hospital to comfort her. Rafael is reinstated as boss, but he is soon faced with a difficult decision regarding layoffs at the hotel. Michael helps Alba, but does his best to keep it a secret.

star 7.87
606 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Christopher Oscar Peña, Meredith Averill
Chapter Seventy-One

#15 - Chapter Seventy-One

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

Jane is excited for her first book tour and brings Xo along for fun, but Alba decides last minute that she is going as well. Things take an unexpected turn at their first stop which makes all three ponder what they should do. Rafael and Rogelio’s attempts to take care of Mateo while Jane is away hits a bump, but ultimately might have made things better between them. Petra thinks she has finally gotten a handle on the hotel, until a new problem arises.

star 7.87
489 votes
Directors: Micah Schraft
Writers: Deirdre Shaw, Valentina Garza
Chapter Thirty-Six

#16 - Chapter Thirty-Six

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 7, 2016

Jane and Michael are back together and Jane wishes she had never left Michael in the first place. Rafael appears to have regressed to his playboy ways and Petra is concerned about him. But Petra is not aware that Rafael is helping Michael find Mutter’s other son, Derek. Rogelio’s new assistant, Paolo, is actually his stalker Lola. Finally, Petra gives birth to the twins.

star 7.85
696 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Amy Rardin, Jessica O'Toole
Chapter Thirty-Four

#17 - Chapter Thirty-Four

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 22, 2016

Jane is considering whether or not to take her relationship with Jonathan to the next level and turns to Xo for advice. Xo and Rogelio have their own relationship issues to work out. Meanwhile, as a favor to Rafael, Jane agrees to help Petra by throwing her a baby shower. Luisa is in a terrible car accident, but all is not as it seems. Michael comes to a realization he must share with Jane.

star 7.85
700 votes
Directors: Howard Deutch
Writers: Madeline Hendricks
Chapter Nine

#18 - Chapter Nine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 15, 2014

Jane and Rafael are both concerned about Petra’s true intentions with the baby, especially after they discover one of her shocking secrets. Rogelio is nominated again for a Best Actor award and invites Jane, Alba and Xo to attend the show with him. Xo is about to give up on her dreams, but when she meets her ultimate idol, Paulina Rubio, she has a change of heart. Michael unveils a huge clue in his ongoing investigation.

star 7.84
668 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Corinne Brinkerhoff
Chapter Thirty-Nine

#19 - Chapter Thirty-Nine

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 11, 2016

Jane’s bachelorette party doesn’t go as she envisioned thanks to input from Xo and Lina. Rogelio’s plans for Michael’s bachelor party disrupt Michael’s evening with his friends. Rafael attempts to unearth Derek’s true motives.

star 7.84
732 votes
Directors: Matthew Diamond
Writers: Carolina Rivera
Chapter Seventy-Four

#20 - Chapter Seventy-Four

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 9, 2018

Jane and Rafael try to be friends. Petra and Jane try to overcome the difficulties of working together. Rogelio thinks he has post-partum depression. Alba tells Jane why she turned down the proposal.

star 7.84
434 votes
Directors: Gina Rodriguez
Writers: Micah Schraft, Paul Sciarrotta
Chapter Six

#21 - Chapter Six

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2014

Jane and Rogelio begin to grow closer until she meets his mean twin teenage stepdaughters, who are determined to make her life miserable. Rogelio insists Xo uses his band for her big performance at the Mirabella Hotel, but the band is not what she was expecting. Elsewhere, Rafael finds himself arrested after Petra files a complaint against him. Jane is conflicted about the direction of her relationship with Michael and what will be the best choice for her.

star 7.84
789 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Paul Sciarrotta
Chapter Twenty-Four

#22 - Chapter Twenty-Four

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2015

Jane is finally in a rhythm with Mateo, but finds herself out of step with Rafael and Michael and the potential love triangle that is brewing between them. In order to not be sued for missing their Vegas arrangement, Xo and Rogelio must perform on a cruise ship. Petra and Rafael are suspicious of Lachlan and his recent business proposal, but are soon faced with an even more shocking revelation. Alba makes a very big decision that will impact her life.

star 7.83
737 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: David S. Rosenthal
Chapter Forty-Eight

#23 - Chapter Forty-Eight

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 2016

Jane and Michael’s housewarming party in their new home hits a snag when they discover they are being evicted for not paying their rent. Rogelio is still trying to break into American television, but needs some unusual help from Rafael. Xo makes a new career choice, but Alba and Jane aren’t convinced this is the one for her. “Petra” shocks Rafael with what she wants to do with her shares of the hotel.

star 7.83
974 votes
Directors: Melanie Mayron
Writers: Amy Rardin, Jessica O'Toole, Sarah Goldfinger
Chapter Thirty

#24 - Chapter Thirty

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 14, 2015

Jane and Rafael are still at odds with each other as they are about to celebrate Mateo’s first Christmas. Jane discovers that the scholarship she thought she had been awarded isn’t quite that and now needs to find a way to pay for grad school. Rogelio has employed an intern and is having trouble trusting him. Petra is struggling with the latest dilemma her mother has gotten them into. Michael is trying to find Luisa’s mother who he now suspects is not dead and may be involved with Sin Rostro.

star 7.82
699 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Carolina Rivera, Paul Sciarrotta
Chapter Forty-Five

#25 - Chapter Forty-Five

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 17, 2016

Michael is in critical condition fighting for his life in hospital, as we are given flashbacks to the start of Jane and Michael’s romance. Police question Petra (really her twin sister, Anezka) and find her acting suspiciously and Jane and Michael’s mom finally learn to get along.

star 7.82
1,068 votes
Directors: Gina Lamar
Writers: Jennie Snyder Urman